A new Apple job posting suggests the company is planning to add a camera module to future iPod models, possibly including the iPod touch. The listing for “Camera Project Manager – iPhone” states that “[t]he iPhone Engineering Group is looking for a Camera Engineering Project Manager (EPM) to drive the design, development and integration of camera modules across iPhone and iPod.” Responsibilities of the position include serving as an “interface” between Apple’s internal engineering teams and component suppliers of sensors, lenses, and camera modules, and coordinating all aspects of the camera module design, production, and integration. Applicants are expected to have a strong technical background including camera optics, sensors, actuators, manufacturing, and quality control. While Apple has yet to officially announce any plans to add a camera to the iPod touch, the company has in the past revealed future intentions through its job listings website; omitting the word “iPod” would have been easy for the company had it intended to offer camera functionality only for iPhone models. [via AppleInsider]
Apple planning to bring camera to iPod touch?
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.